Every Monday we like to take a look at what some of the Do512 All-Stars have been up to. The All-Stars are a group of some of our favorite Do512 users who do cool things and stuff around town, and then make their adventures/interests/work/opinions available for public consumption through a website, blog, magazine etc.
This is one small way to keep an eye on the local scene, to find new things to see and do, and to get your social network on. We think our All-Stars are pretty damn cool, and every time we check up on them we find something interesting and informative. That’s what these weekly All-Star spotlight are all about. Check out this week’s list of selected updates from around the Austin internets:
All-Star Ultra8201 is more than your average music fan. He supports the Austin music scene by providing concert and festival coverage on his blog at ultra8201.blogspot.com, as well as by sponsoring, promoting and creating individual events throughout the year. Two of his most recent entries involve a documentary about A Tribe Called Quest and some cool photos from the Gorilla vs Bear Fest in Dallas:
BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST is a documentary film directed by Michael Rapaport about one of the most influential and groundbreaking musical groups in hip-hop history. Having released five gold and platinum selling albums within eight years, A Tribe Called Quest has been one of the most commercially successful and artistically significant musical groups in recent history, and regarded as iconic pioneers of hip hop. The band’s sudden break-up in 1998 shocked the industry and saddened the scores of fans, whose appetite for the group’s innovative musical stylings never seems to diminish.
The film includes interviews from the Beastie Boys, Kanye West, Pharrell, Mos Def, Santigold, Monie Love, Pete Rock, Large Professor, De La Soul, The Jungle Brothers and Common, all of whom attribute some combination of love, respect, and inspiration drawn from the legacy of A Tribe Called Quest.
All-Star ATX Music Mag is a music magazine that covers the unique Austin music scene not only via its print publication, but also with a fully interactive magazine that includes interviews, mp3’s and videos of both local and international artists. In their most recent issue the mag has features on Ausin bands Smoke and Feathers and Crash Gallery, as well as an interview with Trever Keith of Face To Face. Click the image below to see it all!
All-Star G_Ack (Greg Ackerman) blogs about Austin music at gregackerman.blogspot and is an Austin Concerts Examiner for examiner.com. In some of his most recent coverage, Greg provided a preview of an umcoming dance music event and a live music review of Danny Malone and his all-star band at The Mohawk:
Fans of Electro-Dance Music (EDM) have had few but increasing choices to see electronic dance music in Austin as of late. There is, however, a small but growing community in the “Live Music Capital”. On August 6th, local promoters have organized Summer Vibes featuring seven different DJs from Austin, Fort Worth and Dallas at Karma Lounge. While Examiner has not covered an EDM event since the Project Moonlight, “Full Moon Party” on the Lamar Blvd pedestrian bridge, this one shows promise. Unlike most EDM events in Austin which are usually located outside of town (eg. Future Fest, ), Summer Vibes will is located at a downtown Austin venue.
Point your browser to do512.com to hear and see videos from all the performers and “like” the event to let your friends know about it. Examiner has been listening to bastchaak, which is duo, Eric Moore and Rhegan Wallace of Fort Worth. The pair know how to stich together a nice track. The DJs (click links to hear Soundcloud tracks):
There will be two rooms of music at Karma Lounge at the inaugural event. Tickets are $5 in advance ($10 at the door) and can be purchased here.
Last Thursday singer/songwriter Danny Malone brought an all-star band with him to The Mohawk. Traditionally, Malone appears with only an acoustic guitar and a microphone to perform. Thursday the performance included veteran musicians, guitarist, Scrappy Jud Newcomb (Toni Price, Ian McLagan) , drummer, Dony Wynn (Robert Palmer, Brooks & Dunn) and bassist, David Beck. Malone stepped up to the mic and began playing with his band in tow like a modern, indie-folk version of Dylan and The Band.
Yeah. He’s good. The show was impressive. Not only was Malone’s band sounding great on The Mohawk’s indoor stage tucked behind the bar, but the singer was in the zone after completing a brief tour of the U.S. Fans had crowded up to the edge of the stage, drawn in my Malone’s magnetic charisma.
The set included favorites, “Wait on Me” and “Baby Bleu” which the audience sang along to. Malone has just returned from Denmark where he participated in a government-sponsored co-writing program. The experience seems to have benefited him. There was an added confidence to his singing that was not as evident when we saw him at SXSW.
- My Affection
- into the darkness
- Fly in the Window
- Wait on Me
- Naive Melody
Malone is scheduled to perform next at The Courtyard Series hosted by Launch 787 at Cypress Vanguard on August 11th.
German singer, Peter Piek opened the show including a Daniel Johnston cover in his set list, acknowledging his trip to Austin. He was a skilled multi-instrumentalist, switching easily from guitar to keyboard to acoustic. Fans were appreciative of the singer’s range.
All-Star: AustinVida is always up on the latest in Latin everything. From live music and artist interviews, to album and film reviews, to anything else Latino and newsworthy in Austin. They just posted a video interview with Raúl Pacheco of Ozomatli that their staff managed to shoot during Pachanga Fest:
Los Angeles based Latino fusion collective, Ozomatli, was the headliner for this year’s Pachanga Fest at Fiesta Gardens. Always an Austin favorite, Ozomatli brought the house down with their incredible live show. The group performed many of their classic hits and of course songs from their latest album, Fire Away. As a special and rare treat for Pachanga Fest attendees, Ozomatli performed their new kids project, Ozo Kids.
During the festival Austin Vida’s Ian Morales caught up with guitarist and founding member, Raúl Pacheco, for the video interview below. In addition to the incredible live footage captured at Pachanga Fest by our friends at Blastro, Pacheco discusses the new Ozo Kids project, Fire Away and how they have managed to stay together for so long.
Live photo by Mari Hernandez.
And to wrap up this week’s post, All-Star Covert Curiosity just published the initial lineup for Fun Fun Fun Fest 6, which is taking place November 4-6, 2011 at Auditorium Shores:
Fun Fun Fun Fest is proud to announce the current lineup for the 6th annual Fun Fun Fun Fest to be held November 4 – 6, 2011 at Auditorium Shores in Austin, TX.
The 2011 headliners include everything from indie dance darlings Passion Pit to heavy metal gods Slayer, from hip hop legends Public Enemy to punk icons The Damned. This year, FFF reunions include Hot Snakes, who disbanded in 2005 at the height of their popularity, Hum, who have not been consistently active as a recording or touring group since 2000, and Glenn Danzig playing Misfits songs for the first time in years with original Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein. More bands are planned to be added to the full FFF line up in Aug/Sep.
Weekend passes are on sale now, including PIP (Pretty Important People) passes. Single day passes, band set times, student discounts and more will be coming in September. Stay tuned for plenty of opportunities to win tickets in the member’s area at funfunfunfest.com, during Fun Fun Fun Fest’s infamous and annual Scavenger Hunt, the newly added Fun Fun Fun Olympics, and on Twitter/Facebook outlets.
FUN FUN FUN FEST 2011 CURRENT LINE UP:
Passion Pit • Lykke Li • M83 • Blonde Redhead • GIRLS • HUM • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah • Okkervil River • Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears • Architecture in Helsinki • Ted Leo & The Pharmacists • Heartless Bastards • Tune-Yards • Ra Ra Riot • Tinariwen • Radio Dept • Cold Cave • We Were Promised Jetpacks • Mates of State • The Joy Formidable • Cloud Nothings • The Boxer Rebellion • Asobi Seksu • Keep Shelly In Athens • Le Butcherettes • Jim Ward (Sparta/At The Drive-In) • Joe Lally (Fugazi) • Future Islands • Crooks • Lemuria • TV Torso • Manejo Beto
Slayer • Danzig Legacy (Danzig/Samhain/Danzig & Doyle Perform Misfits) • The Damned • Hot Snakes • Murder City Devils • Kid Dynamite• Boris • Cave In • Negative Approach • D-Generation • Eyehategod • Russian Circles • Thee Oh Sees • Zero Boys • Paint It Black • Trash Talk • Youth Brigade • No Bunny • Davilla 666 • Bane • Earth Crisis • Graveyard • Doomriders • Ceremony • From Ashes to Rise • World Inferno/Friendship Society • Total Control (Member of Eddie Current Suppression Ring) • Death Grips • Touche Amore • Defeater • Mind Spiders • OBN III • Shapes Have Fangs • Schmillion • Thieves
Public Enemy • Major Lazer • Odd Future (OFWGKTA) • Diplo • Flying Lotus • Neon Indian • Four Tet • Spank Rock • Dan Deacon • Cecil Otter & Swiss Andy present: WUGAZI • Childish Gambino • Budos Band • Rakim • Del The Funky Homosapien • Big Freedia • YACHT • Baths • MNDR • Austra • Dengue Fever • Black Milk • DJ Franki Chan • Ocote Soul Sounds • Auto Body • Bird Peterson • Brandt Brauer Fricke • Picture Plane • T-Bird and The Breaks • Cecil Otter (Doomtree) • G-side • Speak • Purity Ring • DJ Car Stereo (Wars) • B.L.A.C.K.I.E. • Fat Tony
Henry Rollins • Reggie Watts • Brian Posehn • Upright Citizens Brigade • Turquoise Jeep • Donald Glover • Ali Wong • Anarchy Championship Wrestling • Neal Brennan (Co-creator of Chappelle Show/Half Baked) • Best Fwends • Matt Bearden • Brody Stevens • Captured By Robots • Kenny “K-Strass” Strasser Yo-Yo Extravaganza • Whamcity Comedy Set • Louis Katz • Chris Trew • Veggie Hot Dog Eating Contest • JT Habersaat + the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour
Here’s look at some of the upcoming events
that Covert Curiosity has on their calendar:
Fri. 08/19 @ Emo’s